Metropolitan antique oriental carpet gallery home page

Collectible items sorted by origins and types

about our New York City gallery

General information regarding the terms used on our site.

Direct access to a certain item, by item number. browsing our extensive stock of fine oriental and European rugs. Searchable by any combination you desire.

Information regarding the various services we provide, such as cleaning, conservation, repair and restoration of your textile treasures

Questions and comments, special requests

Calender of events in the antique carpet world

links to related fine art and antiques web sites

Contact the NYC gallery

New York City dealer in Persian, Caucasian, Turkish, Indian and European antique decorative and collectible rugs and carpets

Aubussons, Axminsters, Savonneries, Tapestries, Persian carpets and more at Metropolitan Carpet Gallery





Lilian is the name of a town in Iran south of Arak. These rugs and carpets are very similar to Sarouks, just less busy and mostly with lighter shades of blue. The construction is slightly different therefore the feeling of a Lilian is softer than a Sarouk. The same as in a Sarouk these rugs were mostly painted originally and now stripped.


See:  Sarouk